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East Side Lap Pool & Natatorium Renovation Project

Thanks to the support of the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the advocacy of State Representatives Mary Mushinsky, Vinny Candelora, Liz Linehan, Craig Fishbein and Senator Paul Cicarella, along with corporate & community donations, the Wallingford Family YMCA will begin its $1.1m East Side Natatorium & Lap Pool Renovation Project on October 17, 2022!

Construction is anticipated to take between 16-20 weeks and once complete, the Y will have revitalized the town’s oldest commercial swimming pool that will now live on for another 60+ years!

As the Lap Pool will be closed, we have made this guide to help assist our members during this time. Thank you for your cooperation & understanding as we make these much needed facility improvements.

Larry Hart Pool

Limited lanes are available for Lap Swimming at the Larry Hart Pool at Choate Rosemary Hall for Wallingford Family YMCA Members ONLY. This includes our members with insurance-subsidized memberships like SilverSneakers and Silver & Fit. Guests of members & Nationwide members are not permitted to use this facility. Lap Swim will be available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 5:00-9:00AM and Saturday & Sunday from 7:00AM-12:30PM. Reservations are MANDATORY. When you schedule your visit, please make sure that you select all three Lap Lanes – Choate Rosemary Hall areas to ensure that you see all available times.

During this time, the main pool entrance key card will be unlocked so that our YMCA members can get into the building without issue. Parking will be available directly by the pool entrance area. Members will be required to scan in and confirm their reservation.

A friendly reminder that we are guests on the Choate campus. Please ensure to act in accordance with our mission and values at all times by behaving in a mature & responsible way and by respecting the rights & dignities of others. We thank our friends and partners at Choate Rosemary Hall for allowing us this opportunity to continue serving our YMCA members during construction.

If you have questions or concerns about use of the Larry Hart Pool, please contact Bryan Keene.

Nationwide Membership

You may also visit other Y’s in the area with Nationwide. Nationwide access is not included with insurance-subsidized memberships like SilverSneakers and Silver & Fit. Please check with the YMCA you plan on visiting to check their reservation requirements and if there are any Nationwide restrictions before you go.

Here are schedules for some of our neighboring Y’s with lap swim:

Water Aerobics classes will be moved to our Teaching Pool during this time. Each class that typically takes place in our Lap Pool will be split into two classes. Check the schedule for times & registration information. Registration is limited to ONE of each class per day to help accommodate all of our members. Attendance will be taken prior to class.

Independent Water Exercise will be available in the Teaching Pool at scheduled times. Reservations are recommended as there is a 8 swimmer limit.

All Swim Lesson & Swim Team participants will be notified by the Aquatics Director about any schedule changes.

If you have questions about aquatics programs or schedules, please contact Bryan Keene, Aquatics Director.

If you have questions about membership & Nationwide, please contact Kim Lilienthal, Membership Coordinator.

If you have questions about the capital project, please contact Sean Doherty, Executive Director.

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